Training Program on Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cell Technology

Title: Training Program on Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cell Technology
Calling Applications: Deadline 24th November 2023
Intake 1: 27th January, 03rd and 10th February (3 Saturdays)

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Program Objectives:
  • To contribute filling the local knowledge gaps in the emerging field of hydrogen energy
  • To develop an awareness about the growing job market in the global hydrogen space
Target Group: Postgraduates/ graduates/ undergraduates in science, engineering, or technology, policymakers, and energy professionals.
Entry Requirements:
  • Postgraduate or undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or technology OR
  • Current undergraduates in science, engineering, or technology OR
  • Policymakers, energy professionals, or investor with minimum of 03 years of relevant experience.
Duration: 3 Saturdays (from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM)
Medium: English
Course Fee: LKR 20,000/= (including 2.5% of SSCL)
Program Content:
  • Hydrogen economy: opportunities and challenges
  • The role of Hydrogen in Climate Change mitigation and Net Zero transition
  • The economic landscape: green vs clean Hydrogen
  • Current and emerging applications of Hydrogen and fuel cells
  • Key global policy and strategic incentives for hydrogen economy
  • Fundamentals and evolution of Hydrogen energy and fuel cell technology
  • Research directions in the global hydrogen space
Course Coordinator and Resource Person:
  Dr. Manoj Ranaweera (Senior Lecturer),
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Moratuwa
Email: manoj[at]
Phone: 011 2650301 Ext. 4521
Mobile: 071 832 7780 (for essential inquires only, please)
  Dr. Manoj Ranaweera has over 12 years of experience in the field of Hydrogen Energy, holding a PhD in Hydrogen Fuel Cells from Loughborough University (UK). His contributions to scientific research in hydrogen energy were acknowledged with the prestigious President's Award for Scientific Research (2021- awarded and 2023 – selected). Further, he holds an international patent for a fuel cell diagnostic technology. Dr. Ranaweera’s influence extends beyond academia; he actively shapes national policies in the arena of sustainability and climate change. His notable contributions include co-editing the draft national policy and strategy on Sustainable Development of Sri Lanka and the development of NDC implementation plans for Sri Lanka under the Paris Agreement on combating climate change.